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There's inevitability in the way it crumbles (6)


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'it crumbles' is the definition.
The definition suggests a singular noun which matches the answer.

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(Other definitions for cookie that I've seen before include "Computing identifier; biscuit (American)" , "that sits on computer" , "Piece of computer data" , "US bicky" , "Identifying data; biscuit" .)

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